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Alle
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:19 pm
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Anyone else reading this one? I enjoyed the two previous books of the Gentlemen Bastard's series, and this one is definitely entertaining. It got off to a slowish start (for me anyway) and is really hitting its stride just prior to the half way mark, which is where I had to leave off and get back to work. *s*

I am so glad that Scott Lynch was able to overcome his health issues and be able to continue with this series. Hope he feels well and able to write many more!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:34 am
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I just clicked Buy last night. I'm going to start reading it later today, I hope. Gotta finish some other stuff (volunteer work) first.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:48 pm
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It is next on my list!!! I can't wait to start but I want it to last. I feel like it going to be a long time before this series is finished.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:44 am
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I'm about half way thru as well, after doing a reread of the first two. I swear Lynch writes the best cursing in all of fantasydom. Also... I wasn't pronouncing Sabetha as "Beth" so her name sits wrong in my head now.
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Alle
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:28 pm
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I was having that same issue with Sabetha's name as well. At almost 70% done, and this has been the most enjoyable Locke book yet for me. The following contains spoilers through page 399.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:27 pm
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Good Googly Moogly.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:39 pm
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Contains spoilers to the end of the book...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:07 am
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Spoilers to the end..

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:09 am
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Alle I should have read your post before adding mine. Apparently great minds think alike!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:48 am
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DragonQueen wrote:
Alle I should have read your post before adding mine. Apparently great minds think alike!
Indeed!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:21 pm
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It's on my shelve. The problem is, that I started reading the Dresden Files
a couple of weeks back....

And I need to be reading the november book club thingy too.... So I guess
Republic of Thieves has to wait a month or so.

I really liked the first two novels, so I am looking forward to read this one.

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Hey there Sal! Reading The Dresden Files is not a 'problem', hehe. I love that series and am so looking forward to the next one, which will most likely be out April-ish. He is almost done writing it.

If you liked the first two Locke books, then I feel you will certainly enjoy this installment! Lots of good action and fun!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:28 pm
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Finally finished! I really liked it, it was just as good as the other two in series which is a difficult feat I think! Usually the middle books in a series tend to drag a bit and although this one did have a bit of a feel of set up for what is coming next it was very well done and no drag.

I think I enjoyed the flash back story better than the present day story, but I loved how they fit together so well. Also I laughed out loud many times for this book, basically I love the Sanza brothers. I was a little worried about finally meeting Sabetha because of how she has been built up in the previous books, but she fits right in with other characters and the previously build up (keeping in mind it is from Locke) fits right in too.

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I can't wait for the rest! Hopefully with the time off Scott Lynch has a bit of a head start on the others. I saw on his Wikipedia page that he already has names for the other books and I heard a rumor that he said Bug is going to feature heavily in one of them! I want to know more about Father Chains too. I really like the flash back/present day format.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:31 pm
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Howdy folks, long time since I posted, hope you are all doing well. I Loved books one and two but I am half way through this one and, well, I am finding it to be hard work. Not much happening and, well, the plot in general seems a little odd, contrived even. Maybe it will improve in the second half. I hope so because good fantasy is hard to come by nowadays and I had very high hopes for this series.
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Keep on Allessan. Spoiler through the first 1/4 of the book below...

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It was a fun read for me...I really enjoyed it. I had been reading some pretty bad books right before though, so maybe reading a decent author made it seem even better. *g*
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:37 pm
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The quality of the writing is still very good. The dialogue is as sharp as ever, it's just a bit on the slow side. I want to see the wicked sisters having some fun! I love Jean Tannen, great character. I had a tear in my eye when Delmastro died. The big fella didn't deserve that.

I will take your word that it improves and keep reading!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:18 am
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It's worth the read just for the epic swearing! heh.

Welcome back.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:04 am
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Haha, I know what you mean, it can get a little fruity at times.

Thanks for the welcome. I kept meaning to come on but, to be honest, I have had a terrible year reading wise. I have lost count of the amount of books I have started and given up on. There was a time when I finished every book - good or bad - but I just don't have that kind of attention span any longer. I guess it must be old age creeping up on me.

It is quiet on here, where is everyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:47 pm
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It's been quiet here of late.

What books were you finding yourself starting/stopping? I have a similar situation, but eventually have been plowing through. It just tales longer and then I have less books read in a year. I used to read almost 100 books a year but those days are long gone!

Oh and the swearing is the best swearing in a book. *g* There should be an award category for it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:29 pm
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I think a lot of the old regulars just got really busy with real life. A lot of us had babies around the same time and didn't have time to read. I have a lot more time so would love to revive the place. I am even doing a lot of reading these days. I should just post about what I'm reading.
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